Cheesy Swiss bake

Cheesy Swiss bake

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(37 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 45 mins


Serves 4
A hearty Alpine-style bake with rich cheese and smoky bacon – ideal after a day on the slopes…or just a walk round the park

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal889
  • fat60g
  • saturates34g
  • carbs46g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre4g
  • protein38g
  • salt3.57g
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  • 1kg floury potato, cut into bite-sized chunks



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  • knob of butter



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  • 1 onion, chopped



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  • 200g smoked bacon, cut into small pieces
  • 125ml dry white wine
  • 142ml pot double cream
  • 350g raclette cheese, grated
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika


  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. In a large pan, boil the potatoes for 5 mins, then drain and tip into a large mixing bowl.

  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan and gently fry the onion until soft. Add the bacon and cook for a further 5 mins. Mix the bacon and onion with the potatoes in the bowl.

  3. Stir in the wine, cream, most of the cheese and a little paprika. Season and mix together, then spread over a large (30cm long x 4cm deep) buttered baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese, cover with foil and cook for 25 mins. Remove the foil, sprinkle a little more paprika over the top and cook for a further 20 mins until the cheese is golden brown.

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19th Sep, 2014
Excellent, I use Gruyere Cheese, not too keen on recipe cheese. This is a firm favourite that I make regularly
11th May, 2013
Really great! If you live in Australia and can't find the Raclette, Coles sells it in their loose cheese section in the deli.
17th Apr, 2013
Except the Swiss would have some macaroni in there too and serve it with some apple puree/compote on the side. Sounds gross, but don't knock it till you've tried it, it's an unusually good combination! And even better with some crispy/fried onions on top before serving. MMmmm... "Älplermagrone", definitely my favourite for lunch while enjoying a day on the slopes.
7th Apr, 2013
This is indeed a lovely bake rich and hearty and very delicious. I tried reblochon cheese (yuk) tallegio (quite nice) gruyere (nicest). As others have said I too was unable to source raclette cheese, luckily we all love it with gruyere. We have it with salad or plain green steamed veg.
11th Feb, 2013
Lovely all our favourite ingredients!
22nd Jan, 2013
I have made this recipe a few times. I do not eat meat so left this out but added extra onions. I also used extra mature cheddar cheese and only 250 grams as this is a recipe which is very full of calories! These alterations still make it a family favourite.
23rd Dec, 2012
I couldn't get raclette cheese so used reblochon cheese instead, next time I make this I will try it with gruyere as I don't think I will ever eat reblochon cheese again. Nevertheless the dish is very good and I know it will be superb with gruyere
10th Dec, 2012
This is a realy nice dish in the evening or at a night party easy to make and looks Great!!!!
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4th Dec, 2012
Delicious and easy, even the fussy hubby loved it!
2nd Sep, 2012
This is delicious!! My partner made it last night and i have to say i wasnt looking forward to it as it seemed to sound boring! But i loved it and we will definately make again! Only thing is the sauce didnt thicken, maybe because we used gruyere?!? I dont kno but was still yummy!!!


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